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Africa Telecom Transmission Map

Contents

The map contains the following features:

  • Exploded view for clearest mapping
  • Main map scale of 1:10,500,000 (1 cm = 105 km)
  • Inset map of West Africa scale of 1: 5,000,000
    (1 cm = 50 km)
  • Inset map of East Africa scale of 1: 5,000,000
    (1 cm = 50 km)
  • Pie chart showing deployment of terrestrial fibre and microwave network in route-kms by status (operational, under construction, planned and proposed). (2009)
  • Line chart showing per cent of population within reach of satellite, GSM and fixed line transmission networks (1999 - 2008)
  • Pie chart of international bandwidth (2008)
  • Inset map of international bandwidth (2008)
  • Area chart of international bandwidth (2002 - 2008)

The map contains the following data:

  • Operational fibre optic networks
  • Fibre optic networks under construction
  • Fibre optic networks planned
  • Fibre optic networks proposed
  • Microwave networks operational
  • Microwave networks planned
  • GSM coverage
  • Operational submarine cables
  • Submarine cables under construction
  • Submarine cables planned or proposed
  • International satellite earth stations
  • National DOMSAT satellite sites
  • Population density

 

 

Africa Transmission Map - Hamilton Research

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The 2009 Africa Telecom Transmission Map is sponsored by Gateway Communications.

Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the dozens of network operators for providing information, and the following organisations for their input and advice into the research and production of this map: Africa Analysis, Balancing Act, CIESIN, ECCAS, ECOWAS, Europa Technologies, GSM Association, and the World Bank.

Countries:

Submarine cable systems:

51 African countries (no data for Morocco, Seychelles or Tunisia):

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Rep
  • Congo, DRC
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
 

32 submarine cable systems:

  • ACE (Africa Coast to Europe)
  • ADONES
  • Atlantis-2
  • Atlas Offshore
  • Cape Verde Inter-island Submarine Cable
  • EASSy (East African Submarine Cable System)
  • EIG (Europe India Gateway)
  • EUAfrica
  • FALCON
  • FLAG EA (Europe - Asia)
  • FLAG NGN System -2
  • GETESA Cable
  • GLO-1
  • Infinity
  • Keltra-2
  • LFON (Libya FIbre Optic Network)
  • Lion (Lower Indian Ocean Network)
  • MAIN-1
  • NFOBI (Kenya National Fibre Optic Backbone Initiative)
  • SAS-1 (Sudan - Saudi Arabia)
  • SAT-2
  • SAT-3/WASC (West Africa Submarine Cable)
  • SAFE (South Africa Far East)
  • SEACOM
  • SEAMEWE-2 (South East Asia - Middle East - Western Europe - 2)
  • SEAMEWE-3
  • SEAMEWE-4
  • TEAMS (The East African Marine System)
  • TE North (Telecom Egypt North)
  • Uhurunet
  • WAFS (West Africa Festoon System)
  • WACS (West Africa Cable System)